Democrats suddenly concerned about political violence

The Democrats have decided that the centerpiece of their post-health-care-nationalization political push will be to paint their opponents as violent yahoos by advertising every incident of vandalism and threats directed at them. This is awfully rich, from the party that has been promoting and protecting political violence all along. (For example: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, etc.)

The Seattle Times is happy to play along with the Democratic narrative. In the worst hatchet job I’ve seen in a long time, the Seattle Times has published an article collecting every incident of vandalism and threats against Democrats in the wake of the health care nationalization vote, without a word about vandalism and threats against Republicans. (A bullet was shot through the window of Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) office, for crying out loud.) An article this unbalanced is tantamount to a lie.

But what is certainly a lie is this:

A rock was thrown through the window of Driehaus’ Cincinnati office Sunday, and a death threat was phoned in to his Washington office a day later, Mulvey said.

That would be impressive, since apparently Driehaus’s office is on the 30th floor of a downtown skyscraper.

UPDATE: The Seattle Times corrects. Now they’re blaming Bloomberg for the error. Okay, but they ran the story under the line “Seattle Times news services”, which is a funny way of saying “we repeated some stuff we saw on the wires.”

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